Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yep my 2 year old can speak Mandarin - fluently

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Mandarin from kathleen mcgregor on Vimeo.

The things she says

The other night I was holding her in my arms as she looked up at me and I said one of our usual mantras. She was so cute with these big eyes just studying my face.
"Elizabeth, how many days is momma going to love you?" Her response is typically "Oh all the days mommie". Instead she says "Oh mommie you have such a big boogie in your nose. I'll pick it for you".

Now that is love!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How did you spend you Easter/Passover/Spring Weekend

This is how we spent ours. Holding a sick little person. Initially quite bummed as it is the only weekend in eight that we have together as a little family. Then realized better that it wasn't when we had folks in town or when one of us were out of town. It was nice to have two hands on deck to deal with the large amounts of various output that was generated.

Really though it is quite lovely. She just crawled in our arms all day with her sweet warm breath on our necks. Our arms fix all that is wrong. She is love.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We celebrated Passover with Mimi, Poppop, Judith and Anneka's family again. It is becoming a tradition or at least second annual. The girls managed to master the art of relaxing as you are supposed to do this holiday. This is the only moment they were actually sitting still, well except when Popsicles were served (in our version the Jews in Egypt got Popsicles once freed).
As we ate dinner they ran and screamed and played. Masks were donned to represent the plagues. This portion of the Passover story was told gently so as not to disturb the young ones listening however this old one is just as disturbed by the story of pestilence, frogs and boils.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cat in the Hat

Untitled from kathleen mcgregor on Vimeo.

A bit of the story is told in Chinese. I recognize some of the Chinese words and sometimes even know what they mean but mostly not so much.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Weekend of Fun

We had a weekend of fun with friends. It started out at the Zoo Saturday morning.

The zoo is always a great outing and we go quite frequently however the one thing that makes the zoo amazing is going with a friend. We met up with Alice and Katie. The girls always have a blast together.

Alice is 10 months older and Elizabeth is really able to learn a few things from her. She just follows her around and does a good job of keeping up.
Spent Sunday morning with Shauna and Maeve. Maeve is 10 months younger than Elizabeth so we were able to show off our big girl ways a bit. The weekend was like have a built in Montessori lesson of learning from the older and teaching the younger.

Ended the weekend at Anneka's for dinner. The simo playing is fading fast and it is so fun watching them really play together. Consequently we are even able to have adult time and actually enjoy a conversation. Nice for all.

Really it is all about the pink cupcake!

Turned 40 this week and have really made it a week long celebration. Party 1 on Saturday in hotlanta, party 2 at home with my family and party 3 with girl friends on Thursday night. Saw photos of my 30th birthday and the same group of gals were out with me then. We have a good little life here. A good week for sure.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sharing versus Taking

Untitled from kathleen mcgregor on Vimeo.

Elizabeth's report card from last week stated that she grabbed toys from a friend. We had a little chat about sharing.